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Farm Bureau Working on Updates to Organic Agriculture Policy

05/23/2022 @ 2:10 pm

Cook County Farm Bureau® leaders are looking into updates to Farm Bureau’s organic agriculture policy to reflect the exponential growth of the industry and its importance to Cook County’s agricultural economy.

Cook County Farm Bureau Summer Selfie Contest

05/16/2022 @ 1:05 pm

Join us as we kick off the Cook County Farm Bureau Summer Selfie Contest!

We are holding this contest to obtain usable and appropriate photos that accurately portray today’s agriculture in Cook County. Win a cash prize or Farm Fresh Funds in June, July, and August by capturing the best photo from one of the selected categories. Don’t forget to include yourself in the “selfie”!

Cook County Farm Bureau Foundation "Evening for Ag Education" Gala Fun'raiser

05/10/2022 @ 11:55 am

An evening of dining, drinks, live music, games, and fun’raising opportunities! Features include plated dinner, 4-hour beverage package, live band (Libido Funk Circus), live auction, truth or hogwash game, photo booth, and split-the-pot raffle!

Farm Bureau Welcomes Supreme Court Decision to Hear Prop 12 Case

(Originally published by the American Farm Bureau Federation® in March, 2022)
05/10/2022 @ 10:30 am

American Farm Bureau Federation® (AFBF) President Zippy Duvall today commented on the U.S. Supreme Court decision to hear the case against California’s Proposition 12 filed by AFBF and the National Pork Producers Council. The state law seeks to ban the sale of pork from hogs that don’t meet the state’s arbitrary production standards, even if the pork was raised on farms outside of California.

Discover Local Shop Local

05/09/2022 @ 9:15 am

Join Cook County Farm Bureau in supporting agriculture and small businesses. Featured local businesses Flowers, Vegetables, Landscape, Farm Stands and much more.

How Farm Bureau Served You in April

05/06/2022 @ 10:00 am

Hosted 300 students at an Ag Day event at The Children's Farm in Palos Park. Students, teachers, and chaperones learned about agriculture by visiting eight learning stations with bees, plants, livestock and even worms.

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Connecting Ag to Your Curriculum
05/05/2022 @ 4:05 pm

Our three-day summer program will allow you behind the scenes access to local and rural producers as we visit farms & agribusinesses. Tours and speakers will demonstrate how to incorporate agriculture into your curriculum by explaining the relationship between agriculture, science, technology, natural resources, the environment, and food production.

Statement from the Farm Bureau Regarding the Expansion of E15 Gasoline Sales to Include Summertime Transactions

05/05/2022 @ 2:00 pm

The following is a statement from Illinois Farm Bureau President Richard Guebert, Jr. regarding President Biden’s announcement in April that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will allow E15 gasoline (gasoline that uses a 15% ethanol blend) to be sold this summer.

Farm Shadow focuses on Horticulture

05/05/2022 @ 1:45 pm

Our Ag Literacy Team was pleased to host 30 students over two days for a farm shadow program at Ted’s Greenhouse in Tinley Park. Horticulturist Greg Stack shared his vast knowledge of the industry as he provided a behind the scenes look at the jobs that are involved in a production greenhouse.

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Expression Through Art
05/05/2022 @ 8:25 am

Student evaluation forms from our 3rd Grade Ag Day Program started arriving in the mail. As I opened the first packet of student evaluations, I realized I did not need to read the words they wrote but flip to the back side of each evaluation to see how the students completed the last request, “Please draw a colorful picture on the back showing us what you learned today.”

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